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PSM INDIA Founder head , Mr. BEJON MISRA addresses ASSOCHAM Summit on July 23rd ,2014 at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi
Being invited as a distinguished speaker, Mr. Bejon Misra, founder head PSM INDIA Initiative addressed the gathering at the ASSOCHAM Summit on Brand promotion and protection. Mr. Misra provided tremendous value to the audience at the summit as he spoke on strategic and technological solutions for Brand promotion and protection.. Mr.Anil Rajput,Chairman ASSOCHAM council on FMGC, Mr.Raghu Viswanath, H.E.Mr.Joon-gyu Lee, ambassador of Republc of SouthKorea, Mr. Amitabh Kant, IAS , and Mr.DS Rawat were among the many esteemed speakers present.
CHAIRMAN PSM INDIA INITIATIVE , Shri WAJAHAT HABIBULLAH INAUGURATES THE TRAINING PROGRAMME AT INDIAN PHARMACOPOEIA COMMISSION, Ghaziabad
30th June 2014 : Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Chairman of PSM India inaugurated the Training Programme on various analytical instruments & Techniques for Government Drug Analysts at the India Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad. Dr. G. N. Singh, DCG(I) welcomed the dignitaries and the participants. More than 40 participants from 18 State Governments participated at the training programme. Shri Bejon Misra, Founder and Shri Pyush Misra, Director, of PSM India were also present at the occasion. Later the PSM India delegation were shown around the facilities on Patient Safety and Quality Medicines and the Testing Procedures adopted to check the quality of medicines in India along with the functioning of the Helpline1800-180-3024 for reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs).
Drug agency hauled up Patna, July 2014: While the drug control administration is baffled at the recovery of physician's samples, drugs meant for government supply and expired medicines worth over Rs 1 crore from the godown of Sri Hanuman Agency, it has now come to light that the same agency is facing a case of similar offence lodged in November 2010 against it.
Ayurvedic and Unani Practioners Board’s move to weed out quacks Bangalore, July 2014: In a move to weed out quacks, the Karnataka Ayurvedic and Unani Practitioners Board has asked registered medical practitioners under ayurveda, naturopathy and yoga, Sidda, Unani and integrated medical systems to refresh their registration by December 31. Along with fresh registration certificate, the board will issue smart cards to the practitioners. Board president Sathyamoorthy Bhat said here on Wednesday that it had been found that registration certificates were being misused by some unqualified persons. The fresh registration certificates would prevent such misuse, he said.
Cops raid drug shop in Cuttack BHUBANESWAR, JULY 2014: A joint squad of directorate of drug control administration (DDCA) and police on Monday raided a retail medicine outlet at Mangalabag in Cuttack in connection with the alleged fake vaccine..
AP Government plans to open 200 generic outlets across 13 districts Hyderabad, July 2014: The Andhra Pradesh state government is planning to open about 200 generic medical stores across 13 districts in the residual state.
Drug Laws & Policy Injections
India offers bounty to fake medicine whistleblowers India is offering cash rewards to informers who help bring criminals selling fake drugs, devices andcosmetics to justice. The country's Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation says it is taking the action partly in response to often-repeated claims that counterfeiters in other areas of the world -including China - are supplying falsified or 'spurious' medicines that are made with a 'Made in India' label.
NPPA issues guidelines for stoppage of scheduled formulations under para 21(2) of DPCO, 2013 Mumbai, July 2014: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued draft Guidelines for disposal of Form IV application under para 21(2) of DPCO, 2013 for discontinuation of scheduled formulations from the market by the pharmaceutical companies. Paragraph 21 of the DPCO, 2013 provides for monitoring the availability of scheduled formulations in the market.
Telangana government to extend coverage of Aarogyasri to smaller hospitals in rural areas Hyderabad, July 2014: The health department of Telangana state is planning to expand the realm of Aarogyasri health insurance scheme to smaller hospitals in the rural areas. With this move, the state government is intending to make healthcare more accessible and affordable to the poor in the remote areas of the state.
AP govt launches 100 day healthcare programme to reduce MMR, IMR and seasonal diseases Hyderabad, July 2014: The Andhra Pradesh state government has initiated a 100 day healthcare programme aimed at reducing the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Mother Mortality Rate (MMR) and seasonal diseases in the state.
Kerala to become first state in country to have pharmacy inspectors in all districts Mumbai, July, 2014 : Kerala would get the distinction to be the first state in the country to have pharmacy inspectors in all the districts of the state for strict enforcement of Pharmacy Act 1948. Currently, there are five pharmacy inspectors working in the state, while the government has accorded sanction to appoint nine more pharmacy inspectors.
India largest consumer of antibiotics in the world Washington, July 2014: India has emerged as the world's largest consumer of antibiotics followed by China and US, according to a new study which quantifies the growing alarm surrounding antibiotic-resistance. Global use of antibiotics is surging, according to Princeton University researchers who have conducted a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption around the world.
Two-Day national meeting of health experts and activists discusses way to fight leprosy and resultant disability 2300 estimated cases of Leprosy come up every year in New Delhi & NCR
• The GoodBye Leprosy Trust (GBLT), an umbrella body of five leprosy control organizations, launches its new logo
• Mr. Rene’ Staeheli, President of ILEP (International Leprosy Eradication Programme) participates and discusses his vision to eradicate the disease
New Delhi, July 2014: Representatives from the field of health, government of India, stakeholders in the fight against leprosy and the World Health Organization came together for a two-day national consultation platform to discuss the challenges and solutions to preventing disability in the people affected by leprosy.
Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders
Particles of H5N1 virus — a particularly dangerous type of bird flu that can infect people — attack lung cells.
July, 2014: In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder — involving a deadly flu virus.
Sun Pharmaceutical recalls antidepressant drug in US market Hyderabad, July 2014 : Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, a subsidiary of Sun Pharma, has initiated recall of some lots of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride extended-release tablets from the US market.
Dr Reddy's Lab launches duloxetine delayed-release capsules Hyderabad, July 2014: Drug maker Dr Reddy's Laboratories has launched duloxetine delayed-release capsules USP 20 mg, 30 mg and 60 mg in the US market, the company said on Friday.
Glenmark's fluocinonide cream receives US FDA approval
Mumbai, July 2014: Glenmark Generics Inc., USA, the subsidiary of Glenmark Generics Limited, has been granted final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for fluocinonide cream USP 0.1 per cent, the generic version of Vanos Cream by Medicis.
Frequently Asked Questions Q1. What are ANTACIDS ?
Answer: Antacids are taken by mouth to relieve heartburn and flatulence, the major symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, or acid indigestion. Antacids either directly neutralize acidity by increasing the pH, or reversibly reduce or block the secretion of acid by gastric cells to reduce acidity in the stomach.
Q2. Is consuming too much of antacids safe?
Answer: Though, antacids are a broad category of over-the-counter medications and are usually therapeutically safe, but excessive consumption can upshot unforeseen consequences. Repeatedly taking of antacids can cause change in bowel habits (diarrhoea or constipation), damage to kidneys (milk-alkali syndrome), increased acid production, decrease in the absorption and efficacy of other prescribed medicines, or alternate, increase in the absorption and toxicity of other medications.
Therefore, a gentle advice from PSM India Desk that instead of popping antacid pills all day, a bit of lifestyle changes like avoiding certain foods like tomato products, caffeine, chocolate , citrus juices and losing weight can lessen the frequency of heartburn. But, if acidity persists for longer time period, there is need to seek advice of physician or gastroenterologist as it may be an indication of bigger chronic gastrointestinal problem and with enough antacids the pain from peptic ulcer disease and even possibly stomach cancer shall be masked, thereby delaying diagnosis and treatment.